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Discussion in 'Theatres and Cinemas' started by Lancashire lad, May 29, 2015.

  1. Lancashire lad

    Lancashire lad chief taster for costa coffee
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    Located in Todmorden, near Halifax, Yorkshire. The New Olympia Cinema was a replacement for an earlier Olympia Cinema which had opened as a roller skating rink in 1909, and closed in May 1931. The New Olympia Cinema was opened on 25th August 1932 and was designed by Burnley based architectural firm Aspen & Johnson. A good central location opposite the bus station gave the cinema the edge over the others in town and as it had the largest seating capacity and a full stage, the New Olympia immediately became the ‘best’ venue in the town.

    It was taken over by the Leeds based Star Cinemas chain in 1955. It lasted longer than its rivals (the still open Hippodrome Theatre q.v. and the Gem Cinema now demolished) but finally closed as a cinema in 1966, and became a Star Bingo Club. When that closed the interior was stripped and the building converted into a supermarket which survived until around 2007. In early-2014, there were plans to demolish the building to build an ASDA supermarket on the site and adjacent land. The façade will be retained.
    So me @CrazyNinjaSquirrel and @godgp78 attended this explore from the looks of the out side we wernt getting in but we found a very simple entry point if you look hard enough inside was derp city with only a handful of original features left . Unfortunatly the old projectors are long gone and the roof is starting to come in round the edges ,the floor is made up of dust and pidgeon shit lol
    still a relaxed explore with a lot of little hidden rooms and areas one can only imagine how great this place would of been in its hey day full of art deco period designs . DSCF1498.JPG DSCF1501.JPG DSCF1506.JPG DSCF1510.JPG DSCF1511.JPG DSCF1513.JPG DSCF1514.JPG DSCF1527.JPG DSCF1540.JPG DSCF1533.JPG DSCF1526.JPG DSCF1531.JPG

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  2. Bugsuperstar

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    Good report!
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  3. dweeb

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    Good stuff!!
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